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Prison guard pleads guilty to drug smuggling, sex misconduct

November 24, 2020, 8:06am Northwest

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — A former officer at the Coffee Creek Corrections Facility will spend time in prison after pleading guilty to drug and sex charges while on duty in 2019, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon. Read story

The site at the Port of Kalama where NW Innovation Works is proposing a 90-acre methanol plant.

U.S. judge voids permits for Columbia River methanol plant

The site at the Port of Kalama where NW Innovation Works is proposing a 90-acre methanol plant.

November 23, 2020, 7:30pm Business

SEATTLE — A judge on Monday voided permits needed for a massive methanol plant on the Columbia River in southwestern Washington, agreeing with conservation groups that the project needs a more thorough environmental review. Read story

Teen girl found dead after driving into Skagit River

November 23, 2020, 6:42pm Northwest

MOUNT VERNON — A teenager’s body was recovered Saturday from inside a vehicle in the Skagit River, police said. Read story

Oregon begins paying $176 million in federal ‘waiting week’ benefits after eight-month delay

November 23, 2020, 6:41pm Northwest

Oregon said Monday it has finally begun paying $176 million in federal benefits the state has withheld from laid-off workers for eight months. Read story

Portland jail inmates sue over protest tear gas exposure

November 23, 2020, 6:32pm Northwest

PORTLAND -- Several people who were in a Portland jail during summer protests against police brutality have filed a civil rights lawsuit over tear gas seeping into jail cells. Read story

Visit Oregon, Washington parks for free the day after Thanksgiving

November 23, 2020, 6:29pm Northwest

It’s safe to say that Black Friday has officially turned green in the Pacific Northwest. Read story

Popular Oregon hiking spot closed indefinitely due to fires

November 23, 2020, 6:23pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Santiam State Forest, one of Oregon’s largest and most popular state forests, will remain closed indefinitely following the Beachie Creek wildfire. Read story

Chef Caleb Johnson plates up a shrimp teriyaki rice bowl for a customer while working at Beaches restaurant Monday morning. Restaurants are required to switch to take-out or outdoor-only seating starting Tuesday.

New shutdown expected to cost Washington restaurants $800M

Chef Caleb Johnson plates up a shrimp teriyaki rice bowl for a customer while working at Beaches restaurant Monday morning. Restaurants are required to switch to take-out or outdoor-only seating starting Tuesday.

November 23, 2020, 3:27pm Business

SEATTLE — A four-week shutdown on indoor service at restaurants and bars prompted by an alarming statewide spike in COVID-19 cases is expected to cost the industry some $800 million, a representative said Monday. Read story

Street racing in Portland area ends with a house fire

November 23, 2020, 12:10pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — A street race outside of Portland ended with two speeding cars crashing into a house and sparking a fire early Monday. Read story

Released records confirm what CBP still won’t say about border stops of Iranian Americans

November 23, 2020, 10:21am Latest News

SEATTLE — Customs and Border Protection officials have never fully explained what happened on a January weekend when hundreds of people born in Iran were held for as long as nine hours at the Blaine border. Read story